Les DeMerle

Les DeMerle (Nov. 4, 1946) is an American jazz drummer from Brooklyn who released the album Spectrum on United Artists in 1968. After doing time behind bandleader Harry James, DeMerle released the jazz-rock album Transfusion on Dobre Records in 1978. The title inspired the name of his backing act for the ensuing Transcendental Watusi, issued on U.A. in 1979. His final album, On Fire, appeared on Palo Alto Records in 1982.


  • Spectrum (1968)
  • Transfusion (1978)
  • Concerts By the Sea (live, 1978)
  • Transcendental Watusi (1979 • The Les DeMerle Transfusion)
  • On Fire (1982)

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